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Lost in Detention - A FRONTLINE Documentary With Correspondent Maria Hinojosa (VIDEO)

Lost in Detention - A FRONTLINE Documentary With Correspondent Maria Hinojosa (VIDEO)

The documentary, "Lost in Detention," will air on the evening of October 18th on PBS. Immigration has been a key issue across the political arena, but despite all the promises, the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform are scarce. continue reading »

Zetas No. 3 Commander Captured in Coahuila, Mexico

Zetas No. 3 Commander Captured in Coahuila, Mexico

Thursday, Mexican officials announced that the No. 3 leader of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel has been captured. Mexican soldiers captured Carlos Oliva-Castillo known as “La Rana” or “The Frog”, in the Coahuila capital city, Saltillo, about 250 miles south of Texas. continue reading »

WATCH Rafael Nadal in Brand New Armani Short (VIDEO)

WATCH Rafael Nadal in Brand New Armani Short (VIDEO)

Spanish tennis master Rafael Nadal ran on a tux, stripped and got dressed again for this brand new Armani short film. CALIENTE!!!! continue reading »

Harley-Davidson Opens New Latin America Headquarters

Harley-Davidson Opens New Latin America Headquarters

In recognition of the growing opportunity to introduce the unique Harley-Davidson experience to more customers worldwide, Harley-Davidson announced today the opening of a new permanent Latin America headquarters in Miami, Florida, USA. continue reading »

Famous Costa Rican Crocodile “Pocho” Dies (VIDEO)

Famous Costa Rican Crocodile “Pocho” Dies (VIDEO)

TThe 50 year old "Poncho" the Crocodile was tame and performed tricks and stunts for passersby, directed by fisherman Gilberto Shedden until he passed away on Tuesday. Costa Rican fisherman Gilberto Shedden, known as “Chito” lost his best friend this week: a 980 pound crocodile, almost 16 feet long. continue reading »

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2011 Promotes AIDS Awareness & HIV Testing Nationwide

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2011 Promotes AIDS Awareness & HIV Testing Nationwide

Latinos/Hispanics testing late for HIV represents a major challenge. Community based organizations, elected officials, community leaders, health departments, Health and Human Services Regions, health educators, advocates and people living with HIV/AIDS call on the importance of HIV testing and the urgent need to respond to the growing HIV/AIDS continue reading »

Court Upholds Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

Court Upholds Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

A federal appeals court has temporarily restricted enforcement of some parts of the controversial Alabama HB 56 Law. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a restriction today, after the U.S. Justice Department and a coalition of immigrant right continue reading »

Honduras Likely to Break World Murder Rate Record

Honduras Likely to Break World Murder Rate Record

One Latin American country is about to break a world record that no country is ever proud to break, the world murder record. A report released Thursday says Honduras, w continue reading »

Colombian Women End Sex Strike After Govt. Builds New Road

Colombian Women End Sex Strike After Govt. Builds New Road

Women from the Colombian town of Barbacoas withheld sex from their partners, until a road connecting the town to the city of Pasto was built. continue reading »

Domincan Republic Unveils Country’s First Wind Farm

Domincan Republic Unveils Country’s First Wind Farm

As part of the country’s plan to put up $770 million worth of wind farms through 2015 , the Dominican Republic unveiled its first on Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. Sends Its Congratulations to Uruguay on Bicentennial of Gritto de Asencio (VIDEO)

U.S. Sends Its Congratulations to Uruguay on Bicentennial of Gritto de Asencio (VIDEO)

Take a look at the congratulatory note that the Secretary of State sent to Uruguay on the occasion of the Gritto de Asencio. continue reading »

List of Hispanic Films Eligible for Best Foreign Film Academy Award

List of Hispanic Films Eligible for Best Foreign Film Academy Award

The academy has released the list of the 63 foreign-language films that are eligible for an award; inside, the Hispanic selection. continue reading »

Dept. of Justice Sets Up Hotline in Alabama to Report Civil Rights Violations After HB 56 Passed

Dept. of Justice Sets Up Hotline in Alabama to Report Civil Rights Violations After HB 56 Passed

The U.S. Department of Justice has established a hotline and e-mail address to receive discrimination and other civil rights complaints in the state of Alabama. continue reading »

Thanks to Emerging Economy, Latin America Seeing Increase in International Tourists

Thanks to Emerging Economy, Latin America Seeing Increase in International Tourists

UN report: international tourist numbers expected to hit 1.8 Billion by 2030. The number of tourists travelling outside their countries is projected to reach 1.8 billion within two decades, with emerging economies responsible for the highest growth rates, according to a new report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). continue reading »

Results of Investigation of L.A. Schools for Civil Rights Violations Announced

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the successful resolution of the first proactive civil rights enforcement action taken by the Department of Education under the Obama Administration. continue reading »